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Bond of Wm. Brent to Mary Brent orphan of Benja. Brent, dated 
14th Nov. 1758. 

Geo. Brent to R. Stewart, deed dated 7th May, 1786. 

Daniel Carroll Brent to Wm. Brent, deed dated iolh Aug. 1810. 

Daniel Carroll Brent to his son Wm. Brent jr., deed dated 10th Aug. 

Geo. Brent to Wm. Edwards, lease dated 14th May 1790. Witnesses: 
Danl. Brent; Robert Brent. 

Robert Brent Of Washington, D. C. to T. Homes, deed dated 13th 
Aug. 1810. 

(to be continued) 


By J. Hall Pleasants, Baltimore, Md. 
Deed— John & Grace Pleasants, 1612. 
Deeds enrolled — Norwich City Archives. 
Year 1612 Roll 31. 
Memorandum that on 15 October in the 10th year of King James John 
Pleasants of Norwich, worsted weaver and Grace his wife appeared be- 
fore the Mayor & desired the following deed enrolled: 

To all 'Christian people etc. John Pleasants of Norwich worsted 
weaver, son and heir of Robert Pleasants late of Norwich, deceased, 
and Grace my wife send greetings— Know ye that we the said John and 
Grace in completion and fulfilment of an agreement made by indenture 
of like date with these presents between the said John Pleasants and 
Grace my wife of the one part and Richard Browne of Heigham in the 
City of Norwich, gentleman and Abraham Leman of Norwich, Baker of 
the other part. Have granted etc. All that messuage or tenement with 
the edifices gardens & appurtenances in the occupation of John Browne, 
taylor, situate lying & being in the parish of All Saints of Berstrete in 
the City of Norwich between the Kings way on the North, and the 
Churchyard of All Saints on the South, and abutts on a tenement late of 
Robert Gaywood, alderman on the East & on a tenement late of Robert 
Pleasants on the West together with a spring (or well) near the east end 


of the said tenement— To have and to hold etc to the said Richard 
Browne and Abraham Leman. 
Dated 25th September in 10th year of King James the 1st [j6i2*|. 


Deed— John and Margaret Pleasants, 1617. 

Year 1617: Roll 20. Deeds enrolled— Norwich City Archives. 

Memorandum that on 17th March 1617 John Pleasants of Norwich, 

worsted weaver and Margaret his wife appeared before the Mayor etc 

and desired the following deed to be enrolled: 

To all the faithful in Christ etc etc. John Pleasants of the City of Nor- 
wich, worsted weaver, and Margaret my wife, send greeting — Know ye 
that we the said John and Margaret Pleasants in consideration of ,£20 to 
the said John Pleasants now paid by Elizabeth Evered of Norwich, 
widow, do bargain and sell etc etc by these presents etc to the said 
Eliz'th Evered "All that my messuage with the appurtances and curtil- 
age adjoining late in the tenure and occupation of Peter Steward in the 
parish of All Saints within the City of Norwich, between a tenement 
late of William Fydell deceased now of the said Elizabeth on the North, 
and a tenement and garden now or late of Humfrey Raut gentleman on 
the South To have and to Hold etc to the said Eluz: Evered etc etc— 16 
Mar: A. D. 1617. 

Extract of Will of Anne Pleasants, Widow, 1665. 

Anne Pleasants of the City of Norwich, widow, To Richard Thirold 
my son & Anne Buxton & Mary Tuthill my daughters each a gold ring 
Value 20s. 

My executors to buy each of my grand children a gold ring or a silver 
spoon value 6s. 

To Robert Thirold my son my best cote & petticoat given me by my 
dau'r Elmy. 

Robert my son to have such of my linen as he pleases & to distribute 
the rest of my clothing to my sister Hunt & to Elizabeth Warner. 

S'd Robert Thirold my son sole Executor & to be residuary legatee. 

John Todd "| 

George Barbor • Witnesses. 

Fran Annyson . 

Proved 14 April 1665 by the exor. 

Dated 13 Oct. 1664. 

Norfolk Archdeaconry Court 
Register 1664 p. 211. 



Will of John Pleasants, 1662. 
Extracted from the District Registry at Norwich. 

In the name of God Amen I John Pleasants in the p'ish of St. Savors 
in the citty of Norwich Worsted Weaver being in p'fect minde & memo- 
rie but weake in body doe make this my last Will & Testament this 18 
day of July 1662 as followeth First I give my soule into the hands of God 
& my body to be buried decently by mine Excet'x hereafter mentioned 
I give & bequeath unto Katherine my loveing wife all y't my lands 
& houses & tenements gardens orchyards lying & being in the 
p'ish of St. Saviours aforesaid which John Pleasants my late father 
left & gave me by his last will and Testament to her & her heirs for 
ever desireing her so to dispose of it as shee shall think best for the 
good & benefit of all my children Allso I give & bequeath unto the 
said Katherine my wife all my goods wares & household stuffe & debts 
due to me shee paying all my just debts y r t I doe owe I doe allso 
make no'iat & appoint the said Katherine my wife sole Executrix of 
this my last Will & Testament. In wittness wh'reof I have set my 
hand & seale the 18 day of July 1662 as above. 

Sealed & delivered in the pr'sence of us. John Hasbart Robert 
Pleasants Mary Rust. 

John Pleasants. 

Proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Norwich 26th August 1662. 


Pleasants Entrys, Register All Saints, Norwich. 
Robert ye sonne of Robert Pleasance baptised the 26 day of January 
John the sonne of Robert Pleasan(ce) baptised ye 27th June 1588. 
Henry the sonne of Robert Pleasance baptised ye 23rd of Aprill 1590. 

Thomes ye sonne of William Pleasance Buriall ye 18 of September 
Robert Pleasance Burriall ye 3d June 1591. 

Henry the sonne of Robert Pleasance was buried the 20th of Septem- 
ber 1603. 


Wm. Pleasant marryed to Alice Wal— the fifth February 1579. 
Robt. Purdy, single and Jane Pleasants mar. 24 April 1659. 

Pleasants Entrys, Register St. Paul, Norwich. 
Alice Pleasantes wife of Wm. Pleasants (buried?) Jan. 22, 1573. 


Pleasants Entries, Register St. Savior's, Norwich. 
1618 John, son ot John Pleasantt, n Nov'r. 

1620 Robi. son of John Pleasants, 3 July. 

1621 Mary, dau. of John Pleasants, 11 Feb. 
1623 Robt. son. of John Pleasants, 11 May. 
1625 Sam'l son of John Playsance, 10 July. 

1627 Elizabeth, dau. of John Pleasants, 15 July. 

1628 Wm. son of John Pleasants 8 Feb. 

1631 Benj'ine son of John Pleasans 6 Ap'I. 

1636 Benjy'n son of John Pleasants 7 Aug. 
1644-5 John son of John Pleasants 27 Feb. 
1645-6 Sam'l son of John Pleasants io?.Jan. 
1646-7 Benjamin son of John Pleasants 4 Feb. 

(No baptisms 1647 to 1654 in Register.) 

1661 Eliza'th dau. of John Plesents 23 Feb. 
1685 Benj'in son of Benj'n Pleasants 12 Jan. 

1688 Mary dau. of Benj'n Pleasants 7 May. 

1689 Ann dau of Benj'n Pleasants 9 Feb. 

1708 Ann dau. of John & Mary Pleasants 9 Nov. 

1709 Mary dau. of John & Mary Pleasants 23 Jan. 
171 1 Ann dau. of John & Mary Pleasants. 24 June. 

Pleasants Entries— Register St. Savior's, Norwich. 
162 1-2 Robt. son of John Pleasants 5 Mar. 

1632 Benj'n Pleasants 9 Oct. 

1636-7 Wm son of John Pleasants 15 Mar. 

1637 Benj'n son of John Pleasants 7 Apr. 

1638 Sam'l son of John Pleasants 16 Apr. 

1639 Marg't wife jf John Pleasants 2 May. 

1640 John Pleasance 3 Dec. 

1653-4 Martha dau. of John Pleasance 18 Feb. 
1660 Joshua son of John Pleasance 1 Oct. 
1661-2 Eliza, dau. of John Pleasance 27 Feb. 

1662 John Pleasents 26 July. 
1664 Ann Pleasants . 

1688 Mary dan'r Benj'n Pleasants 9 May. 

1690 Ann dau. Benj'n Pleasants 22 July. 
1700 Ann wife of Benj'n Pleasants, 26 Aug. 
1705 Benj'n son of Benj'n Pleasants 31 Mar. 
1708 Ann Pleasants 29 Nov'r. 

1710 Mary Pleasants 30 Mar. 

1730 John Pleasants son of John & Mary 12 Aug. 
(to be continued.)